• Effective Google/Internet Searching

    InfoPlease

    Biographies

    Internet Public Library

    Library of Congress Pop Culture Sources
      American Memory
      Chronicling America
     
     Prints and Photos

    Cultural Politics
      A comprehensive site about the poliltical impact of pop culture

    Purdue Owl
      Information about Chicago Style Citations, Annotated Bibliographies, and any/everything to do with writing

    Plagiarism

    Annotated Bibliography

    "An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited."
                                                                                                                                                                                           -- 
    Cornell University Library

    Primary and Secondary Sources 
    A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study. Primary sources enable researchers to get as close as possible to what actually happened during an historical event and or time period. Examples include:

     

    • ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records 
    • CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art 
    • RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings

     

    A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Examples include textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, and encyclopedia.                                                                                                                                -- College of Charleston Library 

Pop Culture